'Dale's Strain' has unique silver-blue marbled foliage that grows in handsome mounds. It is an excellent drought tolerant ground cover for shady areas. Long wands of white flowers attract native bees and hummingbirds when they bloom in spring.
North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery.
Outstanding foliage display
Nectar source for hummingbirds
Provides cover for small wildlife
Will grow in dry shade under hardwood trees
Great deer resistant edging plant or groundcover
Dry woods; Connecticut to Ontario south to Oklahoma and Georgia.
Brush piles provide cover for small birds and mammals. Brush piles should be loosely arranged so animals can move through them. Place large logs at the bottom and smaller limbs on the top.
Grows best in organically rich, moist, well-drained soils. Grows well in full sun in the northern part of its range but needs afternoon shade in southern areas. Remove stems of faded flower to encourage continued bloom. In cold winter climates, winter mulch applied after the ground freezes helps prevent root heaving. Divide clumps in spring every 3-4 years to keep plants vigorous.